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The Superman franchise proved hard to maintain for Alexander Salkind and company, so they sub-licensed film rights to Cannon Films for this sequel. The result was disastrous. Warner Bros. has given the DVD release the basic treatment, providing only a cast/crew section with filmographies and a theatrical trailer. The trailer, transferred anamorphically at 2.35:1, looks good despite a couple of scratches that flash by at blinding speed. The film has been anamorphically transferred from a new print, at the original...
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The Superman franchise proved hard to maintain for Alexander Salkind and company, so they sub-licensed film rights to Cannon Films for this sequel. The result was disastrous. Warner Bros. has given the DVD release the basic treatment, providing only a cast/crew section with filmographies and a theatrical trailer. The trailer, transferred anamorphically at 2.35:1, looks good despite a couple of scratches that flash by at blinding speed. The film has been anamorphically transferred from a new print, at the original aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Colors are generally good and well balanced, though contrast is on the low side. While grain is not generally a problem, the image does seem slightly soft throughout. Black levels are adequate, though shadows seem less detailed than they should be. Compression artifacts are absent, and there is next to no sign of edge enhancement. The Dolby Digital soundtrack provides a basic Dolby Surround mix, with music spread across the front stage. The film uses very little in the way of either directional or surround effects. While the dialogue is comprehensible and separated well, the soundtrack as a whole is mixed very muddily, with very little in the way of bass or highs -- in fact, it could easily pass for a 1980s TV soundtrack mix. The French soundtrack features a similarly muddy mix, though the dialogue is much cleaner. The French voice cast seems good, and the dubbing appears accurate. Subtitles are provided in English and French. The disc is single-sided and single layered, with a screen-printed image on the top face. The feature has 29 chapter stops. The disc is packaged in the standard Warner Bros. snap case.
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Special Features

Interactive menus; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Languages and subtitles: English and Français
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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Christopher Reeve's final Superman film tackles the serious subject of nuclear disarmament and brings back Gene Hackman as the Man of Steel's archenemy, evil scientist Lex Luthor. While Superman concentrates on disposing of nuclear weapons stockpiled all over the world, Luthor creates an evil, superpowered counterpart to do battle with his nemesis. The resulting clashes spread from country to country and even to the surface of the moon, where Krypton's sole survivor seems unequal to the struggle. Reeve, who co-wrote the original story, is more sober than usual in the title role, perhaps befitting his level of commitment to the movie's topical subject matter. Margot Kidder returns as Lois Lane, but she's overshadowed by Mariel Hemingway, who plays the perky daughter of the new Daily Planet owner and sets her sights on Clark Kent. Hackman's Luthor is, as usual, delightfully zany, and his presence adds welcome flair to the proceedings. Superman IV brings the Reeve series to an explosive conclusion, and its high-octane action sequences will more than satisfy comic book fans and casual viewers alike.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/1/2001
  • UPC: 085391175728
  • Original Release: 1987
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Reeve Superman/Clark Kent
Gene Hackman Lex Luthor
Jackie Cooper Perry White
Mariel Hemingway Lacy Warfield
Marc McClure Jimmy Olsen
Jon Cryer Lenny
Margot Kidder Lois Lane
Sam Wanamaker David Warfield
Mark Pillow Nuclear Man
William Hootkins Harry Howler
Jim Broadbent Jean Pierre Dubois
Stanley Lebor General Romoff
Don Fellows Levon Hornsby
Robert Beatty U.S. President
Bradley Lavelle Tall Marshall (Chain Gang)
Czeslaw Grocholski Russian General 1
Steve Plytas Russian General 2
John Hollis Russian General 3 (Kremlin)
Bob Sherman Senator - Pentagon
Eiji Kusuhara U.N. Guard - Japanese
Yuri Borienko Russian General - Red Square
Boris Isarov Cosmonaut Captain
Jayne Brook Teacher - JFK High School
Ron Travis Convict
Ted Maynard Army Chief
Raymond Marlowe Navy Chief
Mark Caven Priest - Boystown
Keith Edwards Technician - Fort Mason
David Garth First Elder
Esmond Knight Second Elder
Eugene Lipinski Cosmonaut - Space Walker
Dennis Creaghan Bill Compton
Philip Fox Husband - Great Wall of China
Peter Penry-Jones Tourist - Great Wall of China
Kerry Shale MBC Newscaster
Susannah York Voice Only
Mac McDonald Marshall 1
Technical Credits
Sidney J. Furie Director
John Bloomfield Costumes/Costume Designer
Alexander Courage Score Composer, Musical Arrangement
Danny Daniel Sound/Sound Designer
Noel Davis Casting
Ernest Day Cinematographer
Graham Easton Associate Producer
Harrison Ellenshaw Special Effects Supervisor
John Evans Special Effects Supervisor
Yoram Globus Producer
Menahem Golan Producer
John Graysmark Production Designer
Michael J. Kagan Executive Producer
Lawrence Konner Original Story, Screenwriter
Christopher Reeve Original Story
Mark Rosenthal Original Story, Screenwriter
John Shirley Editor
Les Tomkins Art Director
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Peter Young Set Decoration/Design
Jeremy Zimmerman Casting
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Credits. [2:50]
2. Space Rescue. [2:19]
3. All that remains. [2:38]
4. A long, long way. [2:17]
5. Lex Luther liberated. [2:33]
6. Runaway train. [2:02]
7. New management. [2:57]
8. By a hair. [2:40]
9. Jeremy's letter. [3:58]
10. Kryptonian counsel. [1:24]
11. Memorable flight. [5:21]
12. Superman's pledge. [2:51]
13. Nuclear roundup. [1:55]
14. Genetic gambit. [3:37]
15. Nuclear Man. [3:06]
16. No pain, no gain? [2:18]
17. Hot experiment. [3:25]
18. Double date. [5:52]
19. The end of Superman. [4:00]
20. The great wall and Mount Etna. [3:55]
21. Saving Miss Liberty...but not himself. [3:08]
22. Lois from the heart. [4:36]
23. Brains and brawn. [2:41]
24. Metropolis mayhem. [2:12]
25. Lunar battle. [4:25]
26. Lights out and on. [2:18]
27. One world. [2:51]
28. Luthors in lockup. [1:36]
29. End Credits. [3:44]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         Christopher Reeve: Clark Kent/Superman
         Gene Hackman: Lex Luthor
         Margot Kidder: Lois Lane
         Directed by Sidney J. Furie
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Soundtracks
         English
         Français
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Worst of all 4

    I think the majority agrees that Superman IV marked the end of the series because of its horrible reception. Gene Hackman seemed reluctant to even try to be believable here there is more than one scene where it looks like he is just reciting lines. This one, like the last, dates itself a bit due to its focus on nuclear disarmament due to the Cold War. The look and effects of the Nuclear Man villain is pretty good, yet I hated the fact that he was just lip-syncing a more sinister voice. He comes off as very corny because of this, unlike the villains in Superman 2. The battle on the moon was rather weak as well. At least the series never got any worse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Better than Superman 3

    After watching Superman 3, I thought that this movie was going to suck. I heard a lot of bad reviews of this movie. When I watched it this movie was more interesting than the last one. I really liked the first half of the movie. Then the movie takes a different turn when Nuclear Man is introduced. There are a lot of plot holes in this movie. The special effects are not as great as the last three because the budget got slashed in half. One thing I found disturbing was Nuclear Man taking Mariel Hemingway to space. That scene was pure dumb. This movie is not as bad compared to "Batman and Robin". Wait for the 2 disc special editon, it has the full uncut version (134 min).

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    Posted August 5, 2010

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